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Old 09-16-2019, 06:17 PM   #41
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My wife added a lot of stuff to our trailer. I told her it felt heavier on the tow. We went through the CAT scales. Later I told her we were overweight and our total weight had increased by 700 lbs. Her response was, "The scales must be wrong". My reaction? Priceless!
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:20 PM   #42
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My wife added a lot of stuff to our trailer. I told her it felt heavier on the tow. We went through the CAT scales. Later I told her we were overweight and our total weight had increased by 700 lbs. Her response was, "The scales must be wrong". My reaction? Priceless!
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:05 PM   #43
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So, I ran this all one more time, and will explain how I come by my numbers better... same results.... but trying explain better.

Truck weighs 5880 total. Fact.
Front axle bare truck 3340 Fact.
Rear axle bare truck 2540 Fact.
Trailer as weighed 5120. Fact.

----GOING INTO BACK CALCULATING NOW----

Trailer axles 2100 each (4200 total) with WDH compared to the 1840 each with no WDH or 3680 lbs. NOT FACT, GUESSING THAT YOU HAVE ONE TRAILER AXLE ON ONE SCALE PLATE, OTHER ON REAR AXLE SCALE PLATE.
Trailer weight of 5120 (FACT) - WDH axle weight of 4200 (BASED ON 2 x 2100 LBS) = 920 to tongue based on assumed axle weights and factual known unit weight.
(Note that prior to WDH, there was around 1440 tongue weight.)
Trailer tongue weight with WDH active is 920.
So you transferred 520 lbs of the 1440 lbs tongue weight to the trailer axles with the WDH, so 920 lbs tongue weight remains.
Front axle has 120 lbs still removed of the original empty axle load with the WDH installed and this is transferred to rear axle, so rear axle sees this as well as tongue weight with WDH.

3580 (rear axle includes 920 tongue and front axle transfer)+4200 (trailer axles)+3220 (front axle)=11,000 lbs.

You have 920 Tongue Weight.

You have around 17.9% tongue weight.

I feel 99.99% confident in these numbers. The numbers all work, the with WDH CAT scale provided rear axle weight minus the assumed trailer axle weight provided by the CAT Scale, it gives you...... 3580. It is correct. You can count on it.

Clear as mud?

At long last...we reweighed!

Actual Weights - Travel Trailer/Bumper Pull Weights from CAT Scales - TowingPlanner

Totally different outcome! Imagine that. LOL

In fairness this might be a tiny bit off because we didn't reweigh the truck all by itself. But should be pretty close to right. I'm very happy to see the axle and tongue weights.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:58 AM   #44
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Those numbers look a lot more reasonable. I haven't been to a CAT scale, but I weighed the tongue of my loaded for travel 2503S with a Sherline scale, and it was 620 lbs. Just returned from a 2,000 mile trip and it pulled beautifully.
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:12 PM   #45
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Those numbers look a lot more reasonable. I haven't been to a CAT scale, but I weighed the tongue of my loaded for travel 2503S with a Sherline scale, and it was 620 lbs. Just returned from a 2,000 mile trip and it pulled beautifully.
Our last trip wasn't that far, about 900 miles, but it did pull nicely. We had very little sway or porpoising, even in wind on the interstates. Our hitch is a Husky Centerline, rated for 800 to 1200 lbs and very heavy. That along with empty water and waste tanks would probably make up the difference in tongue weight between our two trailers...and maybe the year. Ours is a 2016.

I don't drive - but regularly ask my husband if things are okay.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:55 AM   #46
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Hooray for re-weighing!
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